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Severe thunderstorm takes down trees and power lines in the Triad; numerous power outages reported
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Severe thunderstorm takes down trees and power lines in the Triad; numerous power outages reported

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A severe thunderstorm caused numerous power outages and downed trees in the Triad on Saturday night.

At 9 p.m., Duke Energy reported 3,300 customers without power in Forsyth County and 3,000 in Guilford County. Multiple trees and power lines were reported down in Forsyth County, some in roadways. 

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Duke Energy estimated power would be restored in Forsyth County by 1:30 a.m. on Sunday and in Guilford County by 3 a.m.

Bowman Gray racing was postponed about 8 p.m. on Saturday when heavy rain began to fall. 

The National Weather Service earlier had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Triad. 

Hazards included 60 mph wind gusts, heavy rain and nickel size hail. 

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